The Global Health Strategic Group of the Quebec Population Health Research Network (QPHRN) is pleased to announce a competition designed to support Québec graduate students as well as postdoctoral fellows in the dissemination of their global health research results. The goal of this competition is to provide students with funding to allow them to return to their study sites in order to disseminate the results of their research at these locations.
Goal of the competition
The Global Health Axis of the Quebec Population Health Research Network (QPHRN) is pleased to announce a competition designed to support graduate students as well as postdoctoral fellows in the dissemination of their global health research results. The goal of this competition is to provide students and fellows with funding so that they may return to their international research sites in LMICs to disseminate their findings to study participants and local communities and/or stakeholders.
The priority for this competition are projects and activities that aim to improve the health and healthcare systems in LMICs via the integration of equity, diversity and inclusion into public policies, practices and/or research. However, any application that aligns with the overall priorities and objectives of the QPHRN and its axes, will be considered.
- The candidate must be a student member of the QPHRN
- The research study must be relevant to global health (i.e., it addressed a topic relevant to health and was conducted in a low- or middle-income country);
- The candidate must return to the low- or middle-income country where the student/fellow’s study data were collected in order to disseminate their research results;
- The proposed dissemination plan should be completed by September 1st, 2020. An activities’ report may be required before this date;
- The same activities cannot be funded more than once by the FRQ or any other funding agency.
- Priority will be given to projects that addressed issues related to equity, diversity or inclusion in policy, practice and/or research;
- Soundness of the results dissemination plan;
- Scientific quality of the study;
- Potential impact of the results for global health;
- Academic transcript.
- Researchers who receive funding must submit a financial and scientific report detailing the results of their dissemination activities (targeted audience, type of activity, number of participants, impact, etc.) and the use of the allocated funds within one month following their return;
The financial contribution of the QPHRN and the Global Health axis must be explicitly mentioned in all funded dissemination activities as well as any other activities that result from the funded activities including presentations, publications or communications. The following acknowledgment phrase is suggested:
« L’équipe de recherche remercie l’axe santé mondiale du Réseau de recherche en santé des populations du Québec (RRSPQ) pour sa contribution à la dissémination des résultats de cette recherche. »
“The research team would like to thank Global Health Axis of the Quebec Population Health Research Network (QPHRN-RRSPQ) for its contribution to the dissemination of these research results.”
- The laureates agree to publish the title and a summary of their project (in French and in English) on the QPHRN's website as soon as the competition results are announced;
- Researchers who receive funding are expected to attend the RRSPQ Annual Scientific Meeting and may be requested to present their results and/or the dissemination activities at this event.
Reimbursement of expenses
Funded researchers will be reimbursed up to a maximum of 3000$ under presentation of original invoices, receipts, tickets and boarding passes. The request for reimbursement must be sent within one month following researchers’ return. Specific instructions will be provided to the laureates.
January 15, 2020
Deadline to complete planned dissemination activities
September 1st, 2020
Up to $3000
Ana Deaconu (UdeM) et al.: Diversity from Farm to Plate: Nutrition and Food Relationships among Agroecological Farmers in Ecuador
Catherine Ji (McGill University) et al.: Exploring Knowledge, Training and Roles of Community Health Workers regarding Non-Communicable Diseases in Sao Paulo, Brazil
David Loutfi (McGill University) et al.: Disseminating findings from a mixed method study for reaching and engaging young women in Botswana
Iván Sarmiento (McGill University) et al. : Safe birth in cultural safety: the impact of supporting traditional midwives on maternal outcomes in four indigenous groups in southern Mexico. [L'accouchement sans risques en sécurité culturelle: impact du soutien aux sages-femmes traditionnelles dans le cadre des résultats maternels dans quatre groupes autochtones du Sud du Mexique]
George Batona (Université Laval): Promouvoir le dépistage volontaire du VIH chez les travailleuses du sexe au Bénin: Développement, mise en œuvre et évaluation d’une intervention
Ndeye Thiab Diouf (Université Laval): L’implication des bénéficiaires dans la mise en œuvre du programme de renforcement de la nutrition du Sénégal : les femmes du Vélingara, un exemple plein d’espoir
Jessica Spagnolo, (Université de Montréal): Global mental health: Building system capacity for the integration of mental health into primary care in Tunisia
Ran Van der Waal, Université de Montréal, "Acceptabilité des outils de santé mobile par les sages-femmes auxiliaires au Myanmar" (Yangon, Myanmar);
Layla Mofid, McGill, "Le déparasitage post-partum: une nouveau moyen de soutenir l'allaitement et optimiser la croissance du nourrisson" (Iquitos, Pérou);
Robin Richardson, McGill, "L'autonomisationr et la santé mentale de la femme" (Udaipur, Inde).
June Yee Tsun Po, McGill, "Les enfants mangent-ils mieux quand leurs mères ont une plus grande influence sur la ferme? Exploration des relations entre le statut nutritionnel des enfants et l'accès des petits exploitants agricoles femmes aux ressources foncières des zone arides du Kenya" (Comtés de Machakos et de Makueni, Kenya);